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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 19th March 2019

Highlights today included three Red Kites over the Grazing Marsh, a male Crossbill around the pines early morning, two Tree Sparrows near the Firs and a healthy count of 32 Avocet on the Broadwater.
The sunshine also brought the Butterflies out, with Brimstone and Peacock recorded.

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Norfolk hybrid Ring-billed Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull ad still 4.05pm Blakeney harbour on saltings 1/3ml north of The Blakeney Hotel
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still mid a'noon on Thornham Pool
Norfolk hybrid Ring-billed Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull ad still Blakeney harbour this morning
Norfolk Firecrest Blakeney at Friary Hills at east end by last gate
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Cley NWT still
Norfolk 3.Stone Curlews Weeting Heath NWT at 2.03pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR at 9.40am +showing well
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in dunes just before roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk 10.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Jack Snipe Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR still on island at 10.24am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins late morning (+2+Mealy Redpolls) NR21 9GN
Norfolk 5+Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT from main hide at 10.55am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Pool
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still from viewing platform at 9.25am +2.fem.Scaup
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney at Gold Hill by A1101 suspension bridge PE14 9TF
Norfolk Water Pipit on Sunday Cley NWT at Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) on Saturday still Salthouse on bird table in garden
Norfolk Quail male singing Felmingham